How to get rid of spots on your back

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It may sound obvious, but it's really important to keep clean and shower often, particularly after exercise. The colder the water, the better; even if you can't stand the entire shower cold, always finish with a blast of cold water to close pores and boost your lymphatic and blood circulation. When working out, wear loose fitting clothing so they don't trap sweat in your pores and make sure you wash your gym kit regularly. Post work-out, protein shakes are not your skin's best friend - instead recharge after a workout with natural proteins from nuts, nut milks, bananas and eggs. Similarly, eating a clean diet which excludes any processed and junk food will help to boost your skin's health and appearance. As a general rule, avoid synthetically perfumed body washes and creams (that includes shampoos) as they can just irritate the skin. Look for body washes with salicylic acid or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) in them. Derived from aspirin, this has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe stressed-out skin. Similarly, AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), which are exfoliating acids from fruit and milk, help keep the skin surface smooth and promote cell turnover to prevent clogged pores. Or, for a more natural approach, witch hazel and tea tree are brilliant ingredients to de-congest skin. Bear in mind that some of these products may take a while to work. Some may dry out your skin at first, if you need extra hydration opt for a light, natural plant oil to apply in the shower ( borage or safflower) and wipe of the excess. Or, choose an oil free, natural body cream.

What You'll Need

  • Body wash with salicylic acid or BHA
  • Natural plant oil
  • Oil free natural body cream

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